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struggling with so many people out of work. >> reporter: but the president courting voters in texas says the answer is not tax benefits for the rich. >> i want to end tax breaks to companies shipping jobs overseas. let's give tax breaks to companies investing right here in texas, right here in the united states of america. let's put american workers back to work! >> reporter: both candidates are offering plans to help the economy which grew at an annual rate of 2.5% in the last half of 2011 but slowed to below 2% recently. it's unlikely the fed will take any action at its next meeting at the end of july. but if the economy continues to weaken, steps may be taken at the board's mid-september meeting. jennifer johnson, nbc news, washington. >>> bernanke also said europe's final crisis also poses a risk to our nation's economy. >>> former president george h.w. bush will not attend next month's gop convention. the former president's mobility will keep him from attending the gathering in tampa. the 88-year-old has a form of parkinson's and often uses a wheelchair or motorized scooter to get a
. he's at a texas facility for observation. >>> the house has voted to repeal the health care reform law. political analysts say the vote changes nothing, but does keep the issue alive. steve handlesman has our report. >> reporter: it's a vote on obama health care that will not change the law. >> we know this will pass the house and die in the senate. >> but republicans want to show their resolve to kill what they call obama care. >> this is making our economy worse, driving up the costs and making had harder for small businesses to hire worker. >> it closes a door to wellness that's not just being opened to over 30 million americans. >> house republican leaders have held at least 30 votes to kill the obama law. >> it's time for republicans to end their relentless obsession with taking away ben fritz from millions of americans. >> reporter: like congress, americans are still divided. >> just because it's been ruled constitutional doesn't mean all aspects of the law aren't great and we shouldn't discuss them. >> reporter: mitt romney kept up his attack, but he did it today at the naac
in from georgia, texas, even canada. >> contract line cruise, our crews, we're really starting. we're going to make a dent in it. >> but you know people are not happy. >> absolutely. and we get it. >> reporter: the neighbors are full of spoiling food. with gas stations unable to pump, and thousands of people crowding malls and cooling shelters? libraries and schools, word is power might not be back on for many until friday. >> we've put a lot into restoring or hardening the system, but this was an extreme event. >> reporter: the first storms blasted through friday night, 90-mile-per-hour winds. you could see the rain coming through, trees falling, trash. >> reporter: more storms hit yesterday. heavy rain in chicago, wind in north carolina toppled more trees. one killed a couple on a golf cart. another killed a man taking refuge in a barn. the death toll in the storms passed 22. tomorrow will be even hotter from coast to coast, and in the mid-atlantic, more potential powerful storms are forecast. in this neighborhood, american university park, where this tree came down, knocked the
in arlington, texas. the hot dry weather is no game for those who struggle from living with -- >> our farmers are really hurting. >> reporter: drought conditions stretch over half of the country, creating what scientists call the largest drought footprint of the 21st century. cornstalks and many other crops have withered and died, and any rain now is just an insult. >> rain today will not do us any good. it's over will. mother nature hasn't been very good to us this summer. >> reporter: a pliering summer that's really only just begun. >>> washington's tallest structure is expected to stay closed to the public until 2014. last year's 5.8 magnitude earthquake caused extensive damage to the interior and exterior of the washington monument. following a lengthy investigation, the national parks service says it's ready to move forward with repairs. it's expected to start those repairs sometime this fall. they should last up to about 18 months. during that time the building and some of the area surrounding the monument will be closed to the public. >>> it didn't take long. they have reached a settle
, but a man in texas claims he's invented a randall got creative when his car broke down, he created his own using parts from his daughter's bike and a few appliances. >> i have an electric scooter motor, i hit it with this light switch, i start pedal it. you have three types of power. electric, gas and pedal. >> duval says he gets 160 miles a gallon with his tribrid. he plans to build more of them and make it the vehicle of the future -- if there's a market. >>> much more ahead on news 4 at 4:00. dangerous stunts all over youtube. when they came up with this product, they were thinking about my family. this is our perdue perfect portions, five chicken breasts individually wrapped so you can use what you want, and put the rest in the refrigerator. it's about the bag, it's about the pouch, it's about the chicken. cook one or two, re-sealable bag, use it the next time. i don't need to spend any prep time. i can cook it in ten minutes and i have a nutritious meal. how great is that? if you just look at it, it's just the perfect chicken breast. this is something even i can cook. i am not a perfe
damage, but fortunately she walked away with a few scrapes and scratches. >>> a texas farmer with a shotgun shooting up his own watermelons. here's the story. the farmer had too many melons that weren't selling fast enough. they were getting too large, to ripe too eat. he posted video of the explode g in melons. business started booming again. the videos helped save his about is. >>> if you're in need of a big bucket and looking to support a good cause, check out firehouse subs. they're leftover pickle budgets. the proceeds go to first responder. restaurant chain started recycling the buckets 2005 and since then donated nearly $4 million for life-saving equipment for first responders. >>> why those lifeguards who were firz are refusing to return to their old jobs. >>> for all your news, follow >>> for all your news, follow news4 online, just s chances are, you're not made of money, so don't overpay for motorcycle insurance. geico, see how much you could save. >>> that florida lifeguard who was fired for saving a live outside his coverage zone has been offered his job back, bu
in an altercation that started at his mother's home in de soto, texas, on saturday. ben russell reports. >> reporter: it's the face of defeat. dez bryant's mug shot, charged by de soto police with assault and family violence against his mother. >> in a family violence situation, we will press charges, period. that's our position. >> reporter: the allegations has the offensive star playing defense. his mother's word sticking to him like no defender ever has. >> i can't keep letting him do this. i can't keep letting him do me like this. i'm tired. i'm going to put an end to it today. i'm going to put an end to it today. i'm tired. >> reporter: angela bryant is no stranger to police. she's battled drugs and spent time in prison. but three days ago police say she was the victim when an argument between her and dez bryant got physical. according to the arrest affidavit, the defendant grabbed the complainant by her t-shirt, causing it and her bra to tear. the defendant then grabbed the complain and the by her hair and hit her across the face with his ball cap. the complainant advised that she had pain in
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